Friday, 10 May 2013

Mother's Day Recipes: Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg Parcel

You can’t go past eggs for a filling, nutritious breakfast. The beauty of this Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg Parcel is that it’s quick (15 mins from start to finish) and simple (only a few key ingredients required). The hero of this dish are the high quality fresh ingredients – eggs and smoked salmon.
  
“The Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg Parcel recipe is a special alternative to scrambled eggs and is the perfect way to show mum you care. With the Heart Foundation recommending all Australians enjoy up to six eggs a week ͥas part of a healthy, balanced diet, this recipe features the versatile protein, which also contains 11 essential vitamins and minerals,” says  Sharon Natoli, APD, Director of Food & Nutrition Australia and member of the Egg Nutrition Council (ENC).
 
TIP: Serve with wilted spinach for breakfast or with a fresh garden salad for lunch
 

Serves 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes, cooking time: 10 minutes
 
Ingredients:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp reduced-fat cream
  • 2 – 4 large smoked salmon slices
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 4 sprigs dill, chopped – keep some whole for garnish
  • 4 slices wholegrain bread, toasted
  • Pepper to taste

Method:
1. Line two large ramekins with plastic wrap, squeeze a little lemon juice on top and place the smoked salmon into the ramekins, covering the base whilst leaving enough salmon hanging over the edges. Sprinkle with chopped chives.
2. Whisk the eggs, cream and seasoning together in a bowl.
3. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook the eggs over low heat, stirring regularly until cooked to your liking.
4. Place eggs into the ramekins and fold smoked salmon over the edges to make a parcel.
5. Turn parcels on to plates, remove the plastic wrap and garnish with sprigs of dill. Serve with hot toast.


When served with spinach or a salad, a serving of Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg Parcel offers the following nutritional value:
25% RDI* for folate
18% RDI for iron
24% RDI for Vitamin A
*Recommended Dietary Intake


This recipe was kindly shared with us by the team at the Australian Egg Industry. eggs.org.au is their consumer site – check it out for more info on eggs, recipes, nutrition or frequently asked questions.

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